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The Signals and Flags of World of Warships

Naval communications using flags is universally agreed to have been developed and first used in antiquity, being the only way to maintain command and control of a fleet of ships.  During the Peloponnesian War, Athenian galleys were described as executing coordinated maneuvers that could only be accomplished using some form of communication.  No hard evidence is available pointing to the use of flags, but flags would seem to fit need of the Athenian fleet.

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